Fear no beard

FEAR NO BEARD

WHAT DOES YOUR BEARD SAY ABOUT YOU?

The state of your facial hair says a lot about your state of mind. While a neatly tapered 'stache can instantly turn you into a don’t-mess-with-me figure of authority, unkempt stubble suggests that you’re a rebellious rock god. A full-on, face-eating beard, however, can give the impression that you’re in the witness protection program.

Whatever your style, it’s important to control the shape and length of your facial hair in order to maintain the right image—especially if you plan on sporting it at work.

DEFINE SOME BOUNDARIES WITH A RAZOR

You can’t just sit back and let the follicles do the work. Growing the perfect beard requires just as much time and attention as shaving. Begin by outlining the basic shape of your beard. The perfect beard should never hang over the upper lip or provide shelter for left-overs.  It shouldn’t grow below the neckline either.

Wet your razor and clearly indicate where your beard ends and your neck begins. As for outlining the shape on the face, shave from the ear to the corner of the lip with as natural a line as possible.

INVEST IN THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR A FINE FINISH

Don’t waste time hacking away at your beard with a pair of rusty scissors.  Get a pair of clippers with a trimmer attachment to take your facial hair down to a respectable length. Some modern trimmers even have an angling blade for more precise contouring, if you need it.

ESSENTIAL UPKEEP FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL BEARD

A beard needs the same amount of time and attention as the hair on your head. Wash it regularly using a facial cleanser, just like you’d wash your hair with a daily shampoo. Not only will this keep the hair and skin in good condition, but it’ll get rid of the dirt/pollution/breakfast that a beard can collect in 24 hours.

If you’re growing a beard for the first time, you might notice that it can get very itchy in the early stages. Use a moisturizing gel like NIVEA MEN's revitalizing Q10 formula to help stop that "scratchy" feeling and hydrate the underlying skin without leaving any residue on your beard.